Meeting Highlights for the 2nd Session

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Background press release

Working group of Human Rights Council to review second group of states under its Universal Periodic Review mechanism

The second session of the Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Working Group was held in Geneva from 5 to 19 May during which 16 States have had their human rights records examined under this new mechanism. The second group of States to be reviewed under the UPR are: Gabon, Ghana, Peru, Guatemala, Benin, Republic of Korea, Switzerland, Pakistan, Zambia, Japan, Ukraine, Sri Lanka, France, Tonga, Romania and Mali. The meeting took place in Room XVIII at the Palais des Nations.

Second session meeting highlights


Monday , 5 May

Morning:
Review of Gabon
Afternoon:
Review of Ghana

Tuesday, 6 May

Morning:
Review of Peru
Afternoon:
Review of Guatemala

Wednesday, 7 May

Morning:
Review of Benin
Afternoon:
Review of Republic of Korea

Thursday, 8 May

Morning:
Review of Switzerland
Afternoon:
Review of Pakistan

Friday, 9 May

Morning:
Review of Zambia
Afternoon:
Review of Japan

Tuesday, 13 May

Morning :
Review of Ukraine
Afternoon :
Review of Sri Lanka

Wednesday, 14 May

Morning :
Review of France
Afternoon :
Review of Tonga

Thursday, 15 May

Morning :
Review of Romania
Afternoon :
Review of Mali

Monday , 19 May

Afternoon :
Session concludes

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